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A bit different

Postby 8009STEVE » Mon Sep 05, 2011 3:33 pm


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Re: A bit different

Postby win » Mon Sep 05, 2011 3:42 pm

The author calls it classically ugly, I think not, beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
But never the less different. I want one, Jag performance traveller economy??
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Re: A bit different

Postby dunketh » Mon Sep 05, 2011 4:11 pm

Oh dear.

oh dear, oh dear, oh dear...
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Re: A bit different

Postby Longdog » Mon Sep 05, 2011 4:47 pm

It's such a waste attaching a rusty heap to that............Traveller that is.
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Re: A bit different

Postby Fingolfin » Mon Sep 05, 2011 6:56 pm

How interesting. I wonder how it handles? I think I'd almost be fond of it if there wasn't a weird dip in the middle that made it look as though it were going to snap in half at any moment.
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Re: A bit different

Postby mike.perry » Mon Sep 05, 2011 7:04 pm

Maybe he should have fitted your six wheel conversion :)
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Re: A bit different

Postby stanley0070 » Mon Sep 05, 2011 8:37 pm

mike.perry wrote:Maybe he should have fitted your six wheel conversion :)
Maybe he Should have gone to spec savers....!!!!!!! He He He """"


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Re: A bit different

Postby MarkyB » Mon Sep 05, 2011 8:46 pm

The author calls it classically ugly
He works for the daily Mail, I wouldn't trust him to tell me the time of day.

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Re: A bit different

Postby beero » Mon Sep 05, 2011 10:29 pm

If it was April 1st I wouldn't have believed it. Even in the 70s I would have thought an XK150 to was too valuable to mess about with like that.


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Re: A bit different

Postby IaininTenbury » Mon Sep 05, 2011 11:30 pm

Remember seeing a picture of that some years back. There's rather less Minor involved than the article suggests just the wood and roof on the XK chassis and floor. Yes its a pity about the roof line. As an idea it could have worked so well, but I guess the work in reshaping the roof and straightening out the rear edges of the door tops whcih it needs for the lines to follow through were too much work.
I wouldn't be surprised if it gets rebuilt as a standard XK roadster. Must be worth far more in original form!
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Re: A bit different

Postby dunketh » Tue Sep 06, 2011 11:49 am

He works for the daily Mail
:o
Careful now, thats like calling someone a racist, sexist, homophobic xenophobe in one simple statement. :lol:
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Re: A bit different

Postby MarkyB » Tue Sep 06, 2011 7:15 pm

For some mysterious reason I had a cold call from someone trying to sell reduced price subscriptions to the Mail.
Even after I said that I won't even pick up the free copies they have at airports she still seemed to think I should be interested in the deal!

A little later a chap called with the same pitch, no idea who he was, some kind of super salesman he thought.

By shouting at him down the phone, having explained it once, he eventually understood that if you can't give something to someone, saving money isn't the issue, it's the product.

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Re: A bit different

Postby bmcecosse » Tue Sep 06, 2011 7:27 pm

Exactly Iain - it WILL undoubtedly be bought for restoration to an XK.
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Re: A bit different

Postby IaininTenbury » Thu Sep 08, 2011 10:30 am

Indeed there's a company in Norfolk who make all new body panels for XKs, even a new shell. So it will be a straightforward if, not cheap, job to bring it back to standard. Probably be a cheaper way of getting an XK...
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